Head Coach

Job Description:

Location: 6000 Doughboy Loop, Fort Dix, NJ, USA

JERSEY STORM SWIMMING is seeking a motivated, innovative, and inspirational head coach to continue to grow our team and inspire and improve the performance of our swimmers.

Jersey Storm is a non-profit, year-round, USA Swimming competitive swim team of 80+ swimmers that is managed by a Parent Board of Directors. Our competitive program consists of three levels: Senior, Junior, and Developmental. We also run a year-round pre-team (swim lesson) program. We are located in northern Burlington County, NJ (Middle Atlantic LSC) and our practice facility is on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The team is currently growing and is located in an area with an increasing population.

The Head Coach position is a year-round position requiring 6 day/wk (~3-4hrs/day) coaching plus weekend meets approximately once or twice per month. Additional off-deck time required to fulfill other head coaching duties and responsibilities. The position offers a competitive salary, sick pay, paid time off, and reimbursement for board approved travel and certification/educational fees required for the position.

Primary Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement year-round and seasonal training plans for all training groups that:
    • Inspires, encourages, and motivates each of our swimmers to realize their full potential in the sport of swimming
    • Teaches life skills such as self-discipline, self-confidence, good sportsmanship, goal setting, and working to achieve goals
  • Manage and monitor assistant coaches and each of the training groups to ensure the teaching of proper stroke technique and implementation of the training plans
  • Establish the annual meet schedule, assign coaches to adequately cover the meets, ensure all meet entries are submitted on time
  • Oversee the pre-team (swim lesson) program
  • Provide opportunities to grow emotionally, socially, and educationally through team building events, consistent training, competition, and travel

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Align with Jersey Storm Swimming goals to continue to grow and improve the team while maintaining our great, family friendly atmosphere (the closeness of our swimmers and the solid friendships and camaraderie is something we truly feel sets us apart!)
  • Create an educational, safe, & inviting experience for all swimmers
  • Initiate, develop & maintain positive relationships with ALL swimmers on the team
  • Respond to member questions regarding the team’s programs, policies & procedures
  • Assist in enforcing USA Swimming, team & pool policies at all times
  • Maintain all swimmer information in Team Unify (e.g., times, attendance, meet entries/results, etc.)
  • Attend all Storm hosted meets and team events
  • Develop and distribute a monthly team newsletter
  • Represent Jersey Storm Swimming positively
  • Perform all duties as indicated in the Head Coach Employment Contract

Education/Experience:

  • High School graduate with Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Prior swim coaching experience and a competitive swimming background
  • Knowledge of proper swimming technique, training science, and stroke/distance specific racing background. ASCA Level 1/2 or higher (preferred)
  • Experience planning workouts, season plan, meet plan, and meet entries for individual swimmers.
  • Detail oriented with extraordinary leadership, communication, and organization skills
  • Positive, patient, with an outgoing personality
  • Experience using Team Unify (preferred)
  • Proficiency with MS Office software applications (preferred)

Licenses/Certifications/Registrations:

  • Certified coaching member of USA Swimming
  • ASCA Level 1/2 certification or higher (preferred)

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and at least two references to [email protected].

Contact Information

Linda Greco, President, Jersey Storm Swimming

P.O. Box 369
JB MDL, NJ 08640

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